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. state of confusion, the rest of the country has elected a president and the ruts in florida remain too close to call. and when it comes to voting, why is the sunshine state still in the dark. and bieber break up, word that justin bieber and selena gomez may have split. they may bed sad, but many teenager girls are likelyikely screaming with joy. >>> on nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday. >> general david petraeus, a four star general, is known for turning around the war in iraq. >> his admission that he had an extramarital affair forcing his resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet
. >> okay, alex, thank you. >>> straight ahead, why is florida still counting? gether, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe crestor. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking. call your doctor rig
% of all voters in missouri to 16% of all voters. in north carolina and florida, the black share of the vote stayed the same. 23% in north carolina and 13% in florida, but i remind you, in those states, the same share as 2008, and those states both witnessed a large increase in voter turnout from 2008 to 2012. the only way black voters stayed the same share was increasing their turn out as much as everyone else in those states. finally, i would like to point out of ohio, which i assume that some of you have seen a few stories about ohio. in ohio, remembering back to 2004, the republicans were going after the black vote in ohio. george bush and karl rove using the issue of gay marriage were vigorously going after the black vote and increased their share of the black vote between 2000 and 2004 from 9% to 16%. there was a republican candidate going after the black vote in ohio. not in 2012. over that time, the black share of the vote went from 11 to 15. president obama won ohio by 2%. he got 90% of the vote in ohio. you do the math. that increased from 11% to 15% of all voters in oh
. that is up from a tie that we saw on election night. but down in florida, they are still counting the ballots. officials have until noon today to submit unofficial results to the secretary of state. cnn has yet to project a winner there, but with 97% of precincts reporting, president obama has a lead over romney. the romney campaign has conceded the race in florida. and for the first time since superstorm sandy hit new york, the lights on the statute of liberty were on. it is still closed. >>> in new jersey, chris christie says most areas of the state will have power by tonight. about 160,000 lost power because of the nor'easter that hit this week. >> life will be back for most of new jersey to normal come sunday. why do i mean, let's start with power. we backtracked slightly due to the nor'easter, after talking to them last night and this morning, my belief is that we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> you saw those dreadfully long lines on election day, how can we forget them, right? so what can states do to make sure that it doesn't happen again? or should the federal
in florida, which was really the first site of the men to most americans at that time. what that did was set in motion a moment that led to a war against the seminole indians, one of the overlooked moments in our past, which is something also try to do, tell the stories that the textbooks to leave out. most americans have never heard of the longest most costly war in american history up until vietnam, which was the seminole war fought in florida. so that moment was as gripping and astonishing in a way to people about time as 9/11 was to bus. pearl harbor certainly was again. to each generation has had one of these moment that we do forget that we've been through this before. obviously, we are going through right now in a sense. i'm a new yorker. i ensure new york and we are living through this extraordinary moment. i just want to say briefly thank you to the people who are expressing such concern and care for new york and this region. we have a long way to go and a lot to do. on my way into the studio this morning, i was remembered thomas jefferson's words when he was inaugurated. we are all
and military spending. loorow all the florida th debates. >> a discussion on the future of the republican party from washington journal, about 40 minutes. guest: including me. than romney losing. obama may have been the only democratic candidate running on a record of a weak economy and debt crisis that we face and still win. yet, he did. they did very many things that were right. you can point to a couple of things with mitt romney. he may not have been the perfect candidate for 2012 given his corporate turnaround background, secondly, he did not get something republicans have counted on and that is the white working-class voters. in states like ohio, the ads attacking mayor romney as a corporate raider and buccaneer that went on for many months put on by the obama campaign seemed to work. the white working-class vote did not turn out for mitt romney in the numbers he needed. host: you had a piece yesterday, "the survivor in chief." you know to that they expose the myth of the enthusiastic democratic voter. guest: it was a myth i subscribe to for a while. i am sure you read about this over and
. >>> staying with politics, there's still no call in the presidential election in florida where officials continue to sort through ballots and a bid to finalize the vote tallies. cnn has yet to project a winner but yet with 97% of precincts reporting president obama has a 64,000 vote lead over mitt romney. unofficial results must be submitted by noon today. when it comes to the national popular vote, the president's margin of vktry has now increased. he holds a 51% to 48% edge over governor romney. that's up from a tie on election night. >>> we've got much more ahead this hour. >> here's a quick look at what's coming up. >>> as of tuesday, smoking pot without a medical reason is now legal in two states. for now, the feds aren't budging, so why is one career drug agent applauding the new laws? >>> the new majority. the women's choice. battles over voting rights. tuesday's election revealed new lessons. all morning, we'll put what we learned in focus. >>> businesses closed to grieve and students protesting on campus and bosses firing their workers. why obama's victory sparked hysteria among
, voter intimidation, barriers to the electoral process are alive and well. we saw it in florida, ohio, pennsylvania. if ever there were a need to justify why having interventions like the voting rights act and other laws are in place, we have that. i think there is now clearly an emerging consensus. how extensive it is, we don't know. i think both republicans and democrats saw those eight hour lines and said you can't have this in kabul and baghdad and now you have it in the united states. we have to address that. >> let me ask this. much of it was not happening in the south. it was happening in plea clearance states. is that exactly the reason to do away with preclearance and say, well, you know, if it's happening in ohio and pennsylvania? >> no. i think that this president absolutely has to use the bully pulpit to an extent. he's a former con law professor to explain to the country why this is so vital and important. when they hear things about supreme court cases, illegal things, they check out. >> they glaze over. >> something that affects everyone. it affects women, it disproport
my home in florida. i think just the dirty little secret is that those of us that are making hundreds of thousands of dollars are able to write it off. the money we're paying taxes on, this is not a tax increase, this is something that was sunset years ago. my republican friends have been able to rewrite the language to talk about it as being a complete tax break now, but we're sunsetting something that was supposed to be sunset several years ago. host: do you agree with the president that the election gives him a mandate to raise taxes on the rich? caller: i think mandate might be a pretty strong term, but i remember in the campaign right now, obama was talking about this, the fact that he was going to do this, that he was going to go for this from the very beginning of the campaign. he was right out there with it. mitt romney was certainly campaigning against him because he didn't want this to happen, so the president was very clear and forth right from the start of the campaign that this is what he was going to go after, and i don't think we should be too surprised about it now. ho
democrats to come out and vote as there were. florida, for example. i think it is the poster child for places where republicans were not anticipating that this new latino population would come out and vote. the latino population had a very big effect as well. democrats won house positions in places like illinois, orlando, and even miami dade. the reason why obama was able to hang on to florida was because of non-cuban hispanics and miami dade. >> i think republicans bounced back as well as they could. mitt romney won more than ronald reagan did in 1980. he did better among the college whites. obama dropped from 40 to 32. -- to 36. his margin drop by 80,000 votes since 2008. he had a lot of erosion. mitt romney had no serious plan for talking to nonwhite voters. i visited the campaign officials. they did not know the names of the hispanic outreach. one senior romney advisers said to me, "this is the last time anyone will try to do this." it was almost entirely from the votes of whites. >> looking ahead, the republican party, anytime you lose, there is rethinking. i think people thin
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